Richard Hell

Soundtrack, Actor, Writer

Soundtrack, Actor, Writer


Singer and bass guitarist in the Neon Boys and Television with schoolfriend Tom Verlaine, NYC mid-to late 1970's. Credited by many with inventing the "look" of punk rock - ripped clothes, spiky hair etc, he claims influenced by a portrait of French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Expelled from Television for musical incompetence/independent thought (delete ...
Birth date
1949-10-02
Height
6' 1¼" (1.86 m)

Known For


Tank Girl
Tank Girl
Soundtrack (1995)
Airheads
Airheads
Soundtrack (1994)
Desperately Seeking Susan
Desperately Seeking Susan
Bruce Meeker (1985)
Pump Up the Volume
Pump Up the Volume
Soundtrack (1990)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackSex Education
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #2.6 (2020) ... (writer: "Betrayal Takes Two" - uncredited)
2020
SoundtrackHappy!
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2018) (writer - 1 episode, 2018) - The Scrapyard of Childish Things (2018) ... (performer: "Blank Generation" (Uncredited)) / (writer: "Blank Generation" (Uncredited))
SoundtrackThe House of Tomorrow
(performer: "Blank Generation") / (writer: "Blank Generation")
2017
SoundtrackCBGB
(writer: "Blank Generation")
2013
SoundtrackTrue Crime: New York City
(Video Game) (writer: "Blank Generation")
2005
SoundtrackPunk: Attitude
(Documentary) (performer: "Blank Generation") / (writer: "Blank Generation") / (writer: "Chinese Rocks")
2005
SoundtrackTank Girl
(writer: "Blank Generation")
1995
SoundtrackAirheads
(writer: "Baby Huey (Do You Wanna Dance)")
1994
SoundtrackPump Up the Volume
(performer: "Love Comes in Spurts") / (writer: "Love Comes in Spurts")
1990
SoundtrackSmithereens
(writer: "Another World", "The Kid with the Replaceable Head")
1982
SoundtrackFear No Evil
("Blank Generation") / (performer: "Blank Generation")
1981
SoundtrackBlank Generation
(writer: "Blank Generation", "Love Comes in Spurts", "Liars Beware", "New Pleasure")
1980
SoundtrackPunking Out
(Documentary short) (writer: "Blank Generation", "Love Comes in Spurts")
1978
SoundtrackThe Punk Rock Movie from England
(Documentary) (writer: "Chinese Rocks")
1978
RoleTitleYear
ActorBlind Light
Max
1998
ActorWhat About Me
Paul
1993
ActorSadness at Leaving
(Short) Carl Halman
1992
ActorNo Picnic
Irate Tenant
1986
ActorDesperately Seeking Susan
Bruce Meeker
1985
ActorGeek Maggot Bingo or The Freak from Suckweasel Mountain
The Rawhide Kid
1983
ActorSmithereens
Eric
1982
ActorBlank Generation
Billy
1980
ActorFinal Reward1978
RoleTitleYear
WriterBlank Generation
(screenplay)
1980
RoleTitleYear
ThanksYou Don't Know Ivan Julian
(Documentary) (special thanks) (completed)
2020
ThanksLast Sunset
(Short) (thanks)
2012
RoleTitleYear
SelfYou Don't Know Ivan Julian
(Documentary) (completed) Self
2020
SelfAnthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
(TV Series documentary) Self - Lower East Side (2018) ... Self
2018
SelfPunk Revolution NYC
(Video documentary)
2011
SelfT-shirt stories
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2011
SelfDie wilde Geschichte der Rockmusik
(Documentary) Self
2010
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Blondie (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfAn Interview with Richard Hell by Luc Sante: The Making of Blank Generation
(Video documentary) Self
2010
SelfOil City Confidential
(Documentary)
2009
SelfBurning Down the House: The Story of CBGB
(Documentary) Self
2009
SelfNY77: The Coolest Year in Hell
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfLlik Your Idols
(Documentary) Self
2007
SelfSeven Ages of Rock
(TV Series documentary) Self - Blank Generation: Punk Rock (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfOnce Upon a Time in New York: the Birth of Hip Hop, Disco and Punk
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfThe Story of Punk
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2006
SelfWe Jam Econo: The Story of the Minutemen
(Documentary) Self
2005
SelfDesperately Seeking Susan & Richard
(Video documentary short) Self
2004
SelfUn-Defining Punk
(Video documentary short) Self
2000
SelfPop Odyssee 2 - House of the Rising Punk
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1998
SelfWe're Outta Here!
(Video documentary) Self
1997
SelfRock Family Trees
(TV Series documentary) Self - New York Punk (1995) ... Self
1995
SelfGang of Souls: A Generation of Beat Poets
(Documentary) Self
1989
SelfPunking Out
(Documentary short) Self
1978
SelfThe Blank Generation
(Documentary) Self
1976
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageThe Seventies
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - What's Goin' On (2015) ... Self
2015
Archive footageEnd of the Century
(Documentary) Self (uncredited)
2003
Archive footageHey! Is Dee Dee Home?
(Documentary) Self
2002
Archive footageSonic Youth: Teenage Riot
(Video short) Richard Hell (uncredited)
1988